Kintore', an ancient royal burgh of Aberdeenshire (one of the Elgin parl, burghs), near the Don, 13 1/2 miles N W. of Aberdeen. Pop. 789.


Kintyre', or Cantire (Gael. ceann-tir, 'headland '), a long, narrow peninsula of Argyllshire, between the Atlantic and the Firth of Clyde, extending 42 miles south by westward, and 4 1/2 to ll 1/2 miles broad. At the north end it connects with the mainland by the isthmus of Tarbert, 1 1/8 mile broad, between East Loch Tarbert, a bay of Loch Fyne, and West Loch Tarbert. The surface is diversified by a ridge of low, moorish hills, with many lochs, the highest point being Ben-an-Tuirc (1491 feet). Coal is found at Drumlemble, 4 miles to the west of Campbeltown. Machrihanish Bay, on the west coast, just beyond, possesses noted golf-links. A lighthouse (1787), 297 feet above sea-level, stands on the Mull of Kintyre, which is overhung by Ben-na-Lice (1405 feet), and is only 13 miles distant from Ireland.


Kinver, a town of Staffordshire, 4 miles WSW. of Stourbridge. Pop. of parish, 2180.


Kioto. See Kyoto.

Kirghiz Steppes

Kirghiz Steppes (Keer-geez, g hard), the region of the Kirghiz Tartars or Turks, between the Volga, Irtish, Caspian, and Sea of Aral.


Kirin, a Manchurian town, on the Sungari, 220 miles NE. of Mukden. Pop. 85,000.


Kirkburton, a Yorkshire town, 5 miles SE. of Huddersfield. Pop. 2976.


Kirkby-Lonsdale, a Westmorland town, on the Lune, 11 miles SSE. of Kendal. Pop. 1650.

Kirkby Moorside

Kirkby Moorside, a Yorkshire town, on the Dove, 7 1/2 miles WNW. of Pickering. Pop. 4800.

Kirkby Stephen

Kirkby Stephen, a Westmorland town, on the Eden, 9 1/2 miles SE. of Appleby. Pop. 1713.

Kirkdale Cave

Kirkdale Cave, Vale of Pickering, Yorkshire, 28 miles W. of Scarborough, is 245 feet long, but very low. Discovered in 1821, it has yielded many remains of Tertiary mammals.


Kirkham, a market-town of Lancashire, 8 1/2 miles W. by N. of Preston. It has a grammar-school (1673), and manufactures of cotton, flax, sailcloth, sacking, and cordage. Population, over 3700.


Kirkheaton, a town in the West Riding of Yorkshire, near the Colne, 3 miles ENE. of Huddersfield. Pop. 2632.


Kirkintilloch, a town in Dumbartonshire (detached), on the Forth and Clyde Canal, 7 miles NNE. of Glasgow. Its Celtic name Caerpentu-lach ( fort at the end of the ridge') referred to a strong fort on Antoninus' Wall, which has left some remains; as early as 1170 it was made a burgh of barony. Chemicals, iron, etc. are manufactured. In the southern suburb, Lenzie, are the large Barony lunatic asylum (1875) and the Glasgow convalescent home (1864). Pop. (1851) 6342; (1901) 10,502.


Kirk-Kilissia (the 'forty churches'), a town of Turkey, 104 miles NW. of Constantinople. It is famed for its confections. Pop. 16,000.


Kirklees, a Yorkshire village, on the Calder, 4 miles NE. of Huddersfield. Robin Hood died, it is said, in a Cistercian nunnery here.